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Call for applications: The Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP), spanning the departments of political science and philosophy at McGill University, l’Université de Montréal, Concordia University, and l’Université du Québec à Montréal, invites applications for its 2013 manuscript workshop award. The recipient of the award will be invited to Montreal  for a day-long workshop in April/May 2013 dedicated to his or her book manuscript. This “author meets critics” workshop will comprise four to five sessions dedicated to critical discussion of the manuscript; each session will begin with a critical commentary on a section of the manuscript by a political theorist or philosopher who is part of Montreal’s GRIPP community. The format is designed to maximize feedback for a book-in-progress. The award covers the costs of travel, accommodation, and meals.


A. Topic: The manuscript topic is open within political theory and political philosophy, but we are especially interested in manuscripts related to at least one of these GRIPP research themes: 1) the history of liberal and democratic thought, especially early modern thought; 2) moral psychology and political agency, or politics and affect or emotions or rhetoric; 3) democracy, diversity, and pluralism. 4) democracy, justice, and transnational institutions.

B. Manuscript: Book manuscripts in English or French, not yet in a version accepted for publication, by applicants with PhD in hand by 1 August 2012, are eligible. Applicants must have a complete or nearly complete draft (at least 4/5 of final draft) ready to present at the workshop. In the case of co-authored manuscripts, only one of the co-authors is eligible to apply. (Only works in progress by the workshop date are eligible; authors with a preliminary book contract are eligible only if no version has been already accepted for publication).

C. Application: Please submit the following materials electronically, compiled as a single PDF file: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a table of contents; 3) a short abstract of the book project, up to 200 words; 4) a longer book abstract up to 2500 words; and, in the case of applicants with previous book publication(s), (5) three reviews, from established journals in the field, of the applicant’s most recently published monograph. Candidates are not required to, but may if they wish, submit two letters of recommendation speaking to the merits of the book project. Please do not send writing samples. Send materials by email, with the subject heading “2013 GRIPP Manuscript Workshop Award” to Arash Abizadeh <arash.abizadeh at>. Review of applications begins 10 January 2013. Contact Arash Abizadeh <arash.abizadeh at> with questions.

Evaluation Process: The final decision for choosing the winner of the GRIPP manuscript award lies with the GRIPP Jury. The Jury will seek to meet within the first two weeks of the rolling deadline for submissions.  All bilingual regular faculty members of GRIPP have the right to participate as members of the Jury. Each regular faculty member of GRIPP has the right to suggest a short-list of up to five proposals for consideration by the Jury, but the final decision rests with the Jury itself. All elements of the Jury’s deliberations are confidential; unfortunately it is not possible for the Jury or its members to provide any feedback to applicants concerning the merits of their proposal. A full list of the regular GRIPP faculty membership is available at <>

Previous GRIPP Manuscript Workshops:
May 2012: Daniel Viehoff (Sheffield), The Authority of Democracy
May 2011: James Ingram (McMaster), Radical Cosmopolitics: The Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism
April 2010: Hélène Landemore (Yale), Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many
April 2009: Alan Patten (Princeton), Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Cultural Rights
March 2009: Kinch Hoekstra (UC Berkeley), Thomas Hobbes and the Creation of Order


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APA Joseph B. Gittler Award (3/15/12)

The APA committee on Lectures, Publications, and Research invites nominations
for the Joseph B. Gittler Award (Next deadline: March 15, 2012)
This prize is awarded for “an outstanding scholarly contribution in the field of
the philosophy of one or more of the social sciences.” The range of the social
sciences will be construed broadly so as to include anthropology, economics,
education, government, history, psychology, sociology, and any other field that
is normally located within the social science division in contemporary colleges
and universities.

This prize was established in 2007 with funds donated by the estate of Joseph B.

A contribution may be a book, a single article, or a connected set of articles.
All nominated contributions must have been published within five years before
the deadline. Nominated contributions may be co-authored, but a single
individual must be designated as the proposed recipient of the award.
Contributions will be limited to three articles or books per nominee. At least
one of the submissions should be single authored. The nominated author must be a
member in good standing of the APA.

Each nomination must be made by an APA member other than the author. Each member
may submit only one nomination. Nominations should include complete publication
information and may include a statement in support of the nomination. The APA
will contact nominated authors to confirm willingness to be considered and to
secure copies of the nominated contributions and the author’s CV. Nominations
must be submitted by email on or before the deadline of March 15, 2012. Email
nominations to: Linda Nuoffer at

A committee appointed by the Chair of the Committee on Lectures, Publications,
and Research, in consultation with LPR committee members, will consider
submissions and select a winner.


$4,000. The winner will be presented with the award at the Eastern Division
meeting of the Association.



Last Modified: February 12, 2012

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